Toral Patel is a Program Director focused on Place Lab's "Sustain" Program. Toral oversees Place Lab's work creating innovative local governance and financing systems for urban public spaces, to keep these spaces clean, safe and welcoming to all for the long term. From Green Benefit Districts (GBDs) to Community Facilities Districts (CFDs) to "Friends Of" neighborhood stewardship nonprofits, Toral draws upon our many stewardship tools to keep public plazas, parks, playgrounds and streetscapes clean, safe and welcoming to all for the long term.
Toral joins the team after several years with The Asia Foundation, where she focused on developing urban and environmental governance programs. She holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT, and a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from Middlebury College.